you know, that place. the place where you fit in. the place where you are no longer an outsider. the place where everyone knows your name.
I am still searching for that place. nearly a decade ago, I left my hometown. since then I have felt an outsider, a foreigner, an oddity to those around me. I don't speak their language and they don't speak mine. so much energy is spent trying to figure out what is meant, what is being said, what are they thinking. I long for familiarity, comfort, natural camaraderie, shared interests, like minds. I long for kindred spirits. to belong.
I often find it here, in the land of blog and, of course, in my own home with my amazing husband. but there is something about fitting in with a group of peers who just get you that I haven't experienced in real life in a while. that's what I want.